Tag: Climate Change

In extreme Texas cold, Green New Deal turns into hot potato | | Incredible Solutions Tech

“This shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Fox News host Sean Hannity during an interview earlier this week. “Texas is blessed with multiple sources of energy, such as natural gas and nuclear, as...

Biden set to declare major disaster in storm-hit Texas | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Biden expedites governor’s request as state deals with widespread water access issues and more than 180,000 without power. US President Joe Biden said on Friday he was ready to declare a major disaster in storm-slammed Texas as soon as the declaration hits his desk, and that he would travel...

UN Blueprint that Could Urgently Solve Earths Triple Climate | Incredible Solutions Tech

A recent UN report lays out the gravity of Earth’s triple environmental emergencies of climate, biodiversity loss and pollution. Fishers on Kochi, Kerala operates the traditional lift-net method where catches have fallen drastically as a result of mechanised over-fishing. High fuel subsidies make it profitable for deep-sea fishing trawlers...

Cruz blasted for flying to Cancun amid Texas freeze | Climate | Incredible Solutions Tech

US Senator Ted Cruz faced widespread criticism on social media on Thursday after a journalist claimed images showed Cruz flying to a resort in Cancun, Mexico, while his home state of Texas struggled through a deadly deep freeze. “Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for...

UN chief backs new blueprint to end ‘suicidal’ war on nature | | Incredible Solutions Tech

A new scientific blueprint for tackling climate change, pollution and the accelerating loss of plant and animal species shows how to end the world’s “suicidal” war on nature, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. “Humanity is waging war on nature. This is senseless and suicidal,” Guterres wrote in the...

It is time to end extractive tourism | Climate Change News | Incredible Solutions Tech

As we draw closer to the anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, many are hopeful that the vaccine roll-out will help us return to our pre-pandemic “normal”. For a certain privileged group of people, this would mean getting back the “freedom” to travel...

Challenges and Opportunities — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Camila Corradi Bracco (amsterdam, the netherlands) Thursday, February 18, 2021 Inter Press Service AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Feb 18 (IPS) – Camila Corradi Bracco handles Content Development & Program Delivery at Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)*Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the role of the...

US oil output dips by record 40% as cold wave freezes | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Permian Basin, which is located in New Mexico and Texas, is the worst affected, with output down between 65 percent and 80 percent from normal levels, traders and executives say. Total U.S. oil production has plunged by close to 40% — the most ever — as an unprecedented...

Leveraging AI to Fight Climate Change — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Experts say artificial intelligence (AI) and big data are critical to combat climate change. One project uses AI to visualise the consequences of a changing climate by ‘bringing the future closer.’ It visually projects how houses and streets will look following the impact of climate related events. A file...

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact | Incredible Solutions Tech

A woman farmer in Mozambique with DT maize harvest. Credit: CIMMYT / IITA Opinion by Nteranya Sanginga, Martin Kropff (ibadan and mexico city) Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Inter Press Service Martin Kropff, Director General, CIMMYT and Nteranya Sanginga, Director General, IITA IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 (IPS) – 17...

Boeing backs Trump plane emission rule seen by US states as | Incredible Solutions Tech

In lawsuit against US environment agency, 12 states said the rule lags ‘existing technology by more than 10 years’. United States plane maker Boeing Co has backed fuel efficiency standards for new aircraft – the first of their kind – finalised by the Trump administration in its waning days...

In a Warming World is there no Less Lethal Way to Power | Incredible Solutions Tech

Studies show that glaciers in India are permanently losing ice, not only owing to higher temperatures from global warming but also in response to “deprived precipitation conditions” High siltation as the Teesta, a Himalayan glacier-sourced river which rises from the Eastern Himalayas, is dammed at the Teesta barrage at...

Climate Change & Policy Making in Nepal — Global Issues | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Simone Galimberti (kathmandu, nepal) Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Inter Press Service KATHMANDU, Nepal, Feb 16 (IPS) – Simone Galimberti is Co-Founder of ENGAGE, a not-for-profit NGO in Nepal. He writes on volunteerism, social inclusion, youth development and regional integration as an engine to improve people’s lives.Raju Pandit Chhetri...

Why manufacturing is the biggest hurdle in climate change | Incredible Solutions Tech

Bill Gates says governments and investors need to find ways to reduce emissions from steel- and cement-making. US billionaire Bill Gates exudes optimism in discussing the world’s ability to tackle climate change – until he hits on manufacturing. About that, he is worried. There is currently no way to...

Disha Ravi: Arrest of young Indian activist triggers outrage | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Free speech concerns raised after Disha Ravi, 22, is arrested for sharing online ‘toolkit’ with information on the farmers’ protest. The arrest of a 22-year-old Indian climate activist accused of sharing an online “toolkit” of information on the weeks-long farmers’ protests has caused outrage, with many calling it an...